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Welcome to the homepage of the project Developing Bioenergy Governance (DEBEG).

The project is funded by University of Eastern Finland under the Call for Innovative Research Initiatives, under the leadership of Professor Jarmo Kortelainen.


The objectives of the project are to analyze the emergence of BEG systems and regulation in Europe from a transnational scale to local environments. The study aims to: 1) Make sense of the emerging transnational BEG by focusing on two cases: Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and EU bioenergy policy. 2) Analyze national bioenergy policies in Finland and Norway 3) Scrutinize concrete local bioenergy projects through 2 case studies, one in each above mentioned countries. 4) Examine bioenergy conflicts globally by constructing a broad database as well as develop related educational resources. (...) (summary here, and add details at child page "Objectives")

Research team

Our multidisciplinary research team include various experienced researchers from two units of the University of Eastern Finland:

- From the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies:

  • Professor Jarmo Kortelainen
  • Moritz Albrecht

 - From the School of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Science and Forestryocial Sciences and Business Studies:

  • Dr. Blas Mola Yudego
  • Dr. Javier Arevalo

The team is completed by Dr David Gritten, who is based at RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests,Thailand.


The team shares any ideas, news or information at the blog. (The blog can be found, for example, under the "Browse" option" at the top panel)


For sharing links to news items, the tool bookmarks can be used. (Bookmarks can be found, for example, under the "Browse" option" at the top panel)

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